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Farming

Meat being jolted tender

Electrical plug Red meat receiving electrical stimulation in an experiment to increase tenderness.

'As damaging as DDT'

Honey bee Bees, butterflies, worms and birds among those at serious risk from neonics pesticides.

Residues in fruit, vegetables

fruit New study finds the presence of neonicatinoid residues in many fruit, vegetables and pollen in the US and NZ.

How now Fonterra cow?

milk OPINION: Dairy company and govt should pay heed to the question now that a pseudo milk developed in a lab could threaten NZ's $17bn dairy industry.

Porky pies in pig welfare

Pigs Pig farmers admit they are falling short of the public perception of acceptable welfare standards.

Opinion poll

What is the main issue for farmers in the upcoming General Election?

Environmental policies that stigmatise farmers and erode income.

The high exchange rate.

Slow progress in upgrading rural broadband.

Rural communities under-represented in Parliament.

Vote Result

How now Fonterra cow?

milk Dairy company and govt should pay heed to the question now that a pseudo milk developed in a lab could threaten NZ's $17bn dairy industry.

We're losing critical capability

AgriBusiness professor claims vital science that will help farming in the future is being pushed aside by AgResearch's restructuring.

In farmers we trust

The small few affecting all

Residue in milk concerns

Milking Dairy farmers risk contaminating their milk with teat spray residue if they do not ensure their cows' teats are properly cleaned before milking.

Icelanders check us out

Icelandic couple travel 17,000 km to see what it is like milking 800 cows on a Mangakino farm instead of the typical 50 back home.

Lab milk to hit shelves

Fonterra expands in China

Fonterra jewel on target

The $73 million expansion of the Fonterra mozzarella factory in South Canterbury is on track to go online in August 2015.

Hereford prices on the rise

Hereford cattle Hereford breeders have reclaimed market share against other beef breeds after a good bull-selling season, says PGG Wrightson genetics manager Bruce Orr.

Embryo transplant success

New genetics from Canada of milking shorthorns through embryo transfer are in a Manawatu calf shed.

Beet great news for beef

A lot of bull set for Waikato

Meat being jolted tender

Red meat receiving electrical stimulation in an experiment to increase tenderness.

Shepherd to take on world's best

Sheep A Te Kuiti farmer will travel to France to represent New Zealand in the World Young Shepherds Challenge.

Sheep massacres linked?

Police issue warning to farmers after two sheep mass killings involving firearms. | Vet charged over pet sheep's treatment

Sheep name suppression in vet case

Vigilance urged as more sheep killed

Sheep 'abuse' prompts inquiry

Wool producers are "shocked and appalled" by graphic footage allegedly showing Australian shearers beating, kicking and stomping on sheep.

Maize options highlighted

maize Maize silage is the cheapest option for dairy farmers to add extra feed to cows, a supplier says.

Soil mapping tech steps forward

Four cropping farmers were so smitten with the precision of a soil sampling machine that they brought it back with them from the US.

Grower lauds 'wonder fuel'

Apple exporter seeks new money

Residues in fruit, vegetables

New study finds the presence of neonicatinoid residues in many fruit, vegetables and pollen in the US and NZ.

Research needs to be more accessible

Retiring scientist Tom Fraser Retiring AgResearch scientists says there is a huge amount of research sitting unused that could lift NZ's agriculture performance.

Genetic selection boosts antlers

Producing deer with some of the biggest antlers in NZ careful genetic selection and a dollop of luck, says a South Canterbury deer farmer.

Stink over cattle compost

Kiwifruit talent ripe for picking: growers

'As damaging as DDT'

Bees, butterflies, worms and birds among those at serious risk from neonics pesticides.

Drought planning pays off

Drought Accepting the financial pain that comes with a drought makes decision-making easier during a stressful time.

Invaluable, but danger lurks

That trusty quad should command respect from its users if it is to be operated safely.

Keep watch on running costs

Wage change eases pain

Cows like to be cool, too

AgResearch scientist urges farmers to take note of what animals are telling them.

A brave new world

Hamilton's Mystery Creek Pavilion is filled with the latest in agribusiness offerings for the Fieldays. Technology is set to make farming a push-button business in the next decade.

Upbeat over tech future

When Nick and Anita Jurgens talk about their farming future, son Zander is at the forefront of their thoughts.

Fieldays enrich new alliances

Tailor made forecasting

Sculpture's timely entry

A farmer's history as a hoarder proves a useful talent in visual arts.